Authors' reply

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6983.873c (Published 01 April 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:873
  1. Lainie Friedman Ross,
  2. John D Lantos
  1. Associate professor of paediatrics MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
  2. Associate professor of paediatrics Department of Paediatrics, La Rabida Children's Hospital, Chicago, IL 60649, USA

    EDITOR,—We agree with D S G Sloan that women of childbearing age are at high risk of serious chickenpox. In fact, both male and female adolescents and young adults who are not immune are at high risk. We question, however, whether the upward shift in the average age at infection is a true trend. Although epidemiological studies of military recruits in …

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